Thursday, October 05, 2006

Aisha Nabukeera

The latest child to be abused, the one the media is loving documenting is Aisha Nabukeera. If you have not seen her yet, then you should be watching more TV. In fact, you should watch more Drake Sekkeba.

The 13 year old was burnt in the most horrific way. Story is that the dress she had on some time back at the beginning of the year was set ablaze. Since it was one of those hijab things, it was not very easy to get off her and by the time helpers managed to do this, she had already been burnt badly.

It is said the girl accused her step mom. She had gone to visit her dad, who lives with said step. It was almost the end of the holidays. Aisha told the police that she was forced to wear the dress which had been dipped in fuel and then the woman set it ablaze.

Watching Vvumbula, I got the impression that there are many people who have been following this case. I also understood that emotions are still raw and Drake is not making matters any better with his insinuations that nothing is being done by the police.

He had the Police Commissioner on his show and he tried as much as possible to grill him. The Commish was there to take all the flack for the evil that’s cops all around the country and the world do. The police are very corrupt; they only think of kickbacks, they always side with the criminals…

My aunt and the two helps at home were also throwing in their opinions, even if the Commish couldn’t hear. They tried to do their Nancy Drew stunts in the living room and after thinking about the matter (not the facts) for the whole of maybe two seconds, they decided that the step mom and the police were really evil and they deserved the chair or something to that effect.

That kid is a sorry sight. Anyone who can do such a thing to a child should be thrown in the hottest district in Beirut with a tag on their shirt that says they are Jews from Israel. That would be punishment well deserved. But we also have to realize that this here is not a two year old.

If a two year old said something like that, it would be easy to believe them but for a 13 year old, I think investigations should go on. We live in an age where kids are enlightened. They have been told that step mothers are supposed to be evil and they are always thinking up ways to harm them. But the kids are also thinking of ways to harm the steps back. A kid of 13 can lie, even with ghastly burns. That’s all I’m saying.

I tried to put it to the people at home that there was a possibility that the accused step is innocent after all, that is why the police is taking its time. It wouldn’t be right to arrest the woman and lock her up because the kid says she burnt her up. There are witnesses who’ve disputed the girl’s story and that gives step mom a chance.

She might be the evil witch that she’s been accused of being. But the flip side is also possible. She could be an innocent caught in the headlights. I tried to make my people understand that the police work according to procedure. They are not supposed to act the way people acted recently in Mukono when they killed an innocent woman because they thought she was an evil spirit.

But again, this country is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s beauty is in even these things that boggle the mind.

13 Comments:

Blogger minty said...

I believe the kid. Ok, that story is slightly different from what I first heard. In the original story the stepma did everything but strike the match. That after forcing her to wear the paraffin-soaked dress, she gave her matches and told her to light the lamp, then skipped out with her own kids and locked the door.
That sequence of events sound cruelly convincing.

7:17 AM  
Blogger ish said...

first off, ur post is very informative for us outta wats happenin in k'la, tho i can't think of what motive the child could possibly have, u kno, to lie like that. but thats just the opinion of someone who don't quite know the whole story.

and secondly, YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED?????!!!!! Big Ups man!

9:37 AM  
Blogger minty said...

Just seen a picture of Nabukeera. Gruesome...max.

=I intend to smoke you out in one of those wedding meetings. Wish you well, meantime

2:54 AM  
Blogger Savage-No, I didn't quit said...

Dude, hit me up at nmagoola(at)yahoo.com

6:37 PM  
Blogger Cherie said...

@sav, u do realise that i can become yo stalker?? email stalker and all... just u wait...

@LA, are u on honeymoon?

7:04 AM  
Blogger Lovely Amphibian said...

@ minty: not on honeymoon. yet. looking forward to it. wanna see if its all that. but keep us in your prayers.

@N8T: dude. will do. i know its been long. but going to do just that.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Lovely Amphibian said...

@ cherie: sorry, that last comment was for u but minty's blog was still fresh in my mind. but y'know...still running around.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Savage-No, I didn't quit said...

@cherie- can you say restraining order?

9:58 AM  
Anonymous John Paul said...

I am only here to speak my mind on what I think should be the best step forward. To Aisha,"The public, rather, the world at large, has mixed feelings of what is going on and being said! But what is going on in your mind?". No one out there is Heartless, neither are they saddists. With reference to the many interviews and interrogations you have had with WBS Tv and the Police (not forgetting that some were live on Tv), there are so many contradictions, leaving so many stones still unturned and questions unanswered; arousing so many criticisms against the police and mixed feeling and attitude towards you. I know almost every family has its own misunderstandings and scuffles but I am only begging you not to take advantage to incriminate your step-mother or family. There are, possibly, so many pressures surrounding you but do you really get to understand their respective interests; positive or selfish desires! To me, what's paramount is your health and well-being. If so many people out there are working restlessly and whole-heartedly to get you look so much as beautiful as you did before the incident, then why don't you fight for just the same! Almost every Sunday I go to church, my priest preaches "FORGIVENESS". The same Gospel is preached in the mosques you go to. Isn't it? Can't you do that and forget? Trust me, it's the best thing and you'll have peace of mind, just what you need most right now. The best option is for you to take your treatment seriously and leave the police to carry out their investigations. The truth always comes to light. We were all moved by what happened but let's not think with our hearts but our minds. We are all fighting for justice but there must be technical evidence to nail the allegded suspects to the floor. I hope you're not still as confused as not to know the difference between paraffin and petrol.
Paul
pa1204ul@yahoo.co.uk

3:17 AM  
Anonymous John Paul said...

This, I say to the police and entire public, that let's provide a lasting solution to the Aisha problem. Mocking and intimidations are not going to help in any way. We ought to be part of the solution, not the problem. Aisha is not and neither will she be the last child to be a victim of domestic violence unless we draw all the attention from Aisha who is just an individual child and instead make the fight a national concern. It was Aisha yesterday but today and tomorrow, it's going to be another child elsewhere with no voice whatsoever! Glad, Aisha is still living but how about those children that passed away under similar circumstances? Didn't they have rights? Weren't the crimes commited and went unpunished? Or is it because they're now dead? It's we to speak for them.

5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole sorry saga seems to point in the direction of the step mother, especially because her kids were taken away from the situation. Its all abit suspect! How a 13yr old knowling gets to a point of putting on a dress douced in fuel is also a mystery. There is definately a much bigger story behind this but I am sure Aisha will not be the last to find herself in this domestic situation. However, something should be done to stop step mothers using this avenue as easy way to get rid step kids. Well, I am sure the police will get to the bottom of it

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets be serious banange. i felt so sad when Aisha was burnt. The fact is that AISHA was burnt and she couldn't plan the story like this. No one wishes to see scars on him/herself any how. I read some comment and its like one person thought the story was contradicting. Yes it can be possible that the story was contradicting but the fact still remains Aisha was burnt and thanks go to Gashumba and all those who have come up to assist Aisha throughout her life.

I have ever lived with a step mother. I know what it means to live with step mothers. Those who haven't lived with them just ta;k any how because they know nothing about these issues. Why should you discuss something you don't know. its a pity.

I wish the best of luck to Aisha and may her dream come true. God saves us from terrible step mothers.

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you imagine someone argued mbu how a 13 year old girl puts on a dress that has been immersed in fuel?

step mopthers are terrible people. if someone is just 13 whatever your step mother tells you, you will have to do because we always fear them. if you are still young they torture you physically and if you are a grown up person they start using witchdoctors to disrupt your life. I think people commenting here would have been only those ones who have lived with step mothers because we know better what it means living with a step mother.

I know them properly. if someone doesnt torture you physically she will torture you psychologically and all of which are very bad.

I felt so bad when Aisha was burnt by her step mother. Ffe twakowa abakyala abo ate tebakoma okwo wabula nokuloga nga kwe batadde.

katonda abasasire.

4:30 AM  

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